New music guide The Neu Bulletin (5th June 2014)

Neu’s daily new music guide features The Orwells, Darkly and Your Friend.

The Neu Bulletin is a daily update of the most exciting new things DIY’s listening to. Some of the music you’ll like, some of it you won’t. Think of it as a stream of recommendations that every so often pops up something spectacular.

Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day (branched under the understated heading “Big Neu Thing”) and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery.

THE GIG:
The Orwells - London, Dingwalls

Last time they hit London, frontman Mario Cuomo apparently got hit back by a wantaway bouncer. Here’s hoping the Orwells’ chaos is channelled into an all-thrills live performance this time round. The DIY Weekly cover stars are ready to bring Dingwalls into a sweaty, heaving mess once more.

THE BIG NEU THING:
DARKLY - Touch

“I make pop music”, claims a statement on London musician DARKLY’s Facebook page. This isn’t the regular ilk, though. Lined up with fast-rising multi-instrumentalist Astronomyy in weaving complex patterns out of standard, chart-ready numbers, ‘Touch’ - one of two new tracks - is intentionally complicated. Every word is precise, pushed to the front of the recording. Slickness epitomised, it’s an impressive start. Statements are all well and good, but this song’s pretty self-explanatory.

OTHER NEU BUSINESS:
Your Friend - Bangs

Taryn Miller’s debut EP casts intimate moments in a strange setting. Like New Zealender Shunkan, she doesn’t sit well with simplicity. ‘Bangs’ is a booming ballad of a track - the EP’s centrepiece - but it’s not a conventional affair. Miller likes to avoid convention like it’s the plague - somehow, through this process, she also manages to land on something melodically sharp and destined to be huge.

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